Monday, September 17, 2018

James Suckling Reviews Podere Il Castellaccio

The reviews are in for the latest vintages of Valenté and Dinostro by Podere Il Castellaccio! James Suckling praises the wines, awarding scores of 94 and 90 respectively. Congratulations to Castellaccio!


Podere Il Castellaccio is situated in Castagneto Carducci, in the Livorno area of Tuscany. Alessandro Scappini founded the winery in 2009, but the estate has belonged to his family since the 1960s. The estate is situated on the hills along the Costa degli Etruschi, at an altitude of 100-160 meters above sea level in the world-famous Bolgheri area. The vineyards occupy 3.5 hectares and are planted to Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Foglia Tonda, Pugnitello, and Cabernet Franc. Podere Il Castellaccio is the process of organic certification and the ultiamte aim of the winery is to become a certified biodynamic producer in the near future.

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